During the month of March, the Philadelphia Union aim to spotlight and honor all of the amazing accomplishments of women past and present. We believe that each woman has a story to tell and gifts to share with the world. So, we have cultivated this resource guide that can start you on the journey to discovering the incredible women of the world. This list is just the start, so we encourage you to take what you learn here and continue to educate yourself on Women’s History.
Local Historical Sites
- Visit Philly Check out this list from Visit Philly on sites around the area that honor women's impact on the region and the country.
- What’sHerName is a women’s history podcast hosted and produced by academic sisters Dr. Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle. Committed to reclaiming forgotten history, What’sHerName tells the stories of fascinating women you’ve never heard of (but should have). Through compelling interviews with guest historians, writers, and scholars, Olivia and Katie bring to life the “lost” women of history.
- Women Blazers is a podcast that features interviews with women in the sports industry who are either breaking barriers or on a journey to blaze trails in the front office. Through the experiences of others, insights can be gained, new opportunities can be created, and many can be inspired.
- Skimm'd from the Couch features theSkimm's co-founders and co-CEOs, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, who started their company from a couch. Now they’re bringing it back to one and inviting powerful female leaders to sit down and chat about everything from celebrating career wins to the worst advice they've ever received. It’s an inside look at what it’s really like on the road to success. No BS, no sugarcoating.
- Encyclopedia Womannica Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand new podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know -- but definitely should.
- Suiting Up Podcast Episode #79 Sue Bird's one of the greatest basketball players of this generation. A 4x WNBA Champion and 4x Olympic Gold Medal winner, she continues to get buckets and drop dimes at the young age of 40. Sue Bird and Tom Brady. Elite at any age. How does she do it? She shares her secrets on the show.
Books & Articles
- A Black Women's History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are--and have always been--instrumental in shaping our country.
- Andrée’s War: How One Young Woman Outwitted the Nazis by Francelle Bradford White tells a true story of bravery and courage in occupied Paris, as Andrée Griotteray’s work as an underground intelligence courier is shared by her daughter
- The GIST is a sports media startup that creates sports content, experiences and community that are by women, and for all sports fans. For the last two years, The GIST has shaken up the male-dominated sports media space by creating an inclusive and accessible community for all sports fans through our irreverent, fun and female voice.
- Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee provides brief and witty bios shine light on women who defied the norms and paved the way for women of today.
- Knock Down the House Go behind the scenes as four determined women -- including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- challenge big-money politicians in the 2018 race for Congress.
- She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971.
- Hidden Figures Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
- Amend An exploration of the Fourteenth Amendment as the most enduring hallmark of democracy in the United States; with Mahershala Ali, Diane Lane, Samuel L. Jackson, Pedro Pascal, Yara Shahidi, and others.
- On the Basis of Sex a 2018 American biographical legal drama film based on the life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1993 to her death in 2020, and became the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
- Makers provides videos accelerating the women’s movement through stories of real-life experiences that ignite passion and action
- Abby Wambach delivers incredible commencement speech at Barnard College.
- TogetHER unveiled by Instagram is a video series with the aim of sharing the stories of women entrepreneurs. The videos will appear on @instagramforbusiness and the Instagram for Business blog, showcasing ways these women entrepreneurs used Instagram to adapt.
Children’s Books & Shows
- Little People Big Dreams helps kids discover the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists
- I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable!
- The Babysitter’s Club (2020) on Netflix follows the friendship and adventures of five middle-schoolers as they start a babysitting business in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.